Media Watch

  • Obama’s legacy in focus as he bids adieu
    Jan 16, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Media outlets around the world full of scrutiny for both outgoing and incoming US presidents
  • ‘Israel’s retaliatory action won’t ensure peace’
    Jan 11, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Various aspects of the Palestinian issue were the focus of the region’s newspapers during the week
  • Debating the legacy of Obama
    Jan 09, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Mixed reactions to presidency
  • ‘Russia must act objectively on Syria’
    Jan 04, 2017 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    The ceasefire agreement on Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, grabbed the headlines in the Arabic press this week
  • Looking back at the year bygone
    Jan 02, 2017 Compiled by Sadiq Shaban | Deputy Opinion Editor
    Media outlets across the globe reflected on the highs and lows of 2016. With major political changes on the anvil, newspapers write about what the new year holds in store
  • UN resolution is victory for Palestinians
    Dec 28, 2016 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir | Senior Translator
    All Arabic newspapers across the region welcomed the resolution as a historic victory for Palestinians but a strong blow to Israel
  • Berlin truck attack sparks massive debate
    Dec 26, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Media outlets across the world agonised over a suspected terror attack in Germany last week, when a truck ploughed through a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people
  • ‘Ugly face of American policy towards Arabs’
    Dec 21, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The terrorist attack in Jordan’s Governorate of Karak and the appointment of David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel were the two topics that dominated headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • Debate over Duterte’s confession
    Dec 19, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Media takes a critical look at policy of ‘extrajudicial’ killings
  • ‘Conspiracy against Egypt, Arab states’
    Dec 14, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The terrorist attack in Cairo and the threat posed by terrorism was the topic that captured headlines in the region’s papers
  • Impeachment puts South Korea at crossroads
    Dec 12, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Media debates the fallout of influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye
  • ‘Salman’s visit reflects depth of relations’
    Dec 07, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The Fatah Party conference and the visit of Saudi King Salman to neighbouring countries in the Gulf were the two topics that were highlighted by newspapers across the region
  • Debate over grim crisis in Aleppo
    Dec 05, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Media grieves over horror and inaction in war-torn Middle East country
  • Castro turns out to be polarising even in death
    Nov 30, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Death of Cuba’s former strongman leaves the world divided in its opinion of the world’s last prominent revolutionary
  • A split decision on Castro’s true legacy
    Nov 28, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    The death of Cuba’s legendary leader Fidel Castro ignited a flurry of tributes and analyses last week all over the world
  • No end to Syrian regime’s atrocities
    Nov 23, 2016 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    The ongoing suffering of the Syrian people and the Yemeni crisis were the focus of newspapers in the region